TSMC Reports Third Quarter EPS of NT$5.30

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., Oct. 15, 2020 – TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced consolidated revenue of NT$356.43 billion, net income of NT$137.31 billion, and diluted earnings per share of NT$5.30 (US$0.90 per ADR unit) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Year-over-year, third quarter revenue increased 21.6% while net income and diluted EPS both increased 35.9%. Compared to second quarter 2020, third quarter results represented a 14.7% increase in revenue and a 13.6% increase in net income. All figures were prepared in accordance with TIFRS on a consolidated basis.

In US dollars, third quarter revenue was $12.14 billion, which increased 29.2% year-over-year and increased 16.9% from the previous quarter.

Gross margin for the quarter was 53.4%, operating margin was 42.1%, and net profit margin was 38.5%.

In the third quarter, shipments of 5-nanometer accounted for 8% of total wafer revenue; 7-nanometer and 16-nanometer accounted for 35% and 18% respectively. Advanced technologies, defined as 16-nanometer and more advanced technologies, accounted for 61% of total wafer revenue.

“Our third quarter business benefitted from the strong demand for our advanced technologies and specialty technology solutions, driven by 5G smartphones, HPC and IoT-related applications,” said Wendell Huang, VP and Chief Financial Officer of TSMC. “Moving into fourth quarter 2020, we expect our sequential growth to be supported by strong demand for our industry-leading 5-nanometer technology, driven by 5G smartphone launches and HPC-related applications.”

Based on the Company’s current business outlook, management expects the overall performance for fourth quarter 2020 to be as follows:

• Revenue is expected to be between US$12.4 billion and US$12.7 billion;

And, based on the exchange rate assumption of 1 US dollar to 28.75 NT dollars,

• Gross profit margin is expected to be between 51.5% and 53.5%;

• Operating profit margin is expected to be between 40.5% and 42.5%.

TSMC Spokesperson

Wendell Huang
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 886-3-5055901

Acting Spokesperson/Media Contacts

Nina Kao
Public Relations Department
Tel: 886-3-5636688 Ext.7125036